Rob Johnson added 10 points for the Spartans (15-10, 10-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), who are the defending league champions and have won nine in a row. The Spartans snapped the Hornets' five-game winning streak in the series. Pendarvis Williams scored nine points and needs eight to reach 1,000 in his career.
Marques Oliver had 16 points and a career-high 14 rebounds, and Miles Bowman scored 11 for Delaware State (10-12, 5-3), which had won four of five coming in.
The Spartans led 42-37 early in the second half but went on a 22-8 spurt to take control at 64-45 on Kris Brown's layup with 6:28 left.
Norfolk State outscored Delaware State 40-24 in the paint and 23-8 in points off turnovers.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
|South Carolina State||12-4||1||19-15|
|North Carolina Central||7-9||6||13-19|
|North Carolina A&T||7-9||6||10-22|